Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Antilia

NIA court grants bail to bookie Naresh Gaur in Antilia bomb scare case, later stays order

Gaur was the first accused in the case to be granted bail. The court stayed the order for 25 days after the prosecution requested that they wanted to challenge it before a higher court.

NIA raids ex police officer Pradeep Sharma’s house in connection with Antilia bomb scare case

An NIA team along with armed CRPF personnel raided Sharma's house in Andheri west around 6 am, and later the Mumbai police also deployed its personnel at the spot.

IPS officer leading Antilia bomb scare investigation exits NIA after tenure end

Some NIA sources said the exit of IGP Anil Shukla may take a toll on probe continuity but others claimed his departure was a ‘routine’ procedure.

Footage tampering, fake number plates, petrol & hammer — why NIA arrested Waze’s aide Qazi

API Riyaz Qazi worked under arrested cop Sachin Waze at Mumbai Police’s CIU, and was questioned many times over his role in ‘destroying’ evidence in the Antilia bomb scare case.

Maharashtra govt orders probe against ex-Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh

The preliminary enquiry has been ordered after the Mumbai Police submitted a report in connection with the security scare case to the state Home department.

Mumbai ex-police chief alleges Anil Deshmukh wanted Rs 100 cr a month, minister denies claim

Home Minister Anil Deshmukh took to Twitter Saturday evening and said former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh was trying to 'save himself' in the Antilia bomb scare probe.

Explosives in SUV capable of low-intensity blast, says forensic science lab in Mumbai

Gelatin sticks recovered from the Scorpio parked outside Mukesh Ambani's house had little chance of causing any big damage, said Forensic Science Laboratory in Mumbai's Kalina Saturday.

Antilia’s ‘bizarre mystery’ puzzles Mirror Now, Mamata’s vaccine jibe on Zee News

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Original number plate of SUV near Ambani home found hidden inside ‘Sachin Waze’s Mercedes’

NIA has seized Rs 5,75,000 from Mercedes along with kerosene & diesel, allegedly used by Waze to ‘burn and destroy’ long kurta & hoodie he was ‘wearing while parking SUV outside Antilia’.

Mobile mystery in Ambani probe: SUV owner’s phone was 14 km apart in 15 mins day before death

Mansukh Hiren owned the explosives-laden Scorpio, parked outside Mukesh Ambani’s house. He was found dead on 5 March. Police suspect his killers used technology to cover their tracks. 

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.